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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Veterans

Americans owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s bravest individuals – those who have served and given their lives in defense of freedom and liberty. As a country, we must remember the sacrifices of our veterans who have bravely served our nation, as well as their families, and I remain committed to providing the best care possible for them.

As a veteran, I am honored to serve our heroes as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. My responsibilities  as chairman include management of our national cemeteries, reforming the claim appeals process, and reviewing the quality and training methods of the Veterans Benefits Administration. 

Congress can’t lose sight of the promises made to our troops, our veterans, and their families. Our service members must be provided with the tools necessary to complete their mission and return safely as quickly as possible. Further, we must work to ensure that our veterans receive the care and services to which they are entitled in a timely, convenient and efficient manner. 

For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans issues, please contact our office.

More on Veterans

February 16, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act, to address the growing problem of VA medical centers operating without permanent directors.
February 14, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, convened a hearing on Tuesday morning entitled “Exploring National Work Queue (NWQ)’s Impact on Claims Processing.”
February 10, 2017 In The News

U.S. Representative Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, presented a military Bronze Star Medal to Colonel (Ret.) Michael L. Mann, of O'Fallon, for his service during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970, on Thursday, Feb. 9 at O'Fallon City Hall.

February 9, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today presented Corporal (Ret.) Michael Mann with the Bronze Star Medal.
January 25, 2017 In The News

Kitchens in all Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals would have to meet new standards under a new bipartisan bill that was introduced after cockroaches were reported in one VA hospital kitchen in Illinois. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., proposed the legislation after a whistleblower reported last year that the kitchen of a VA hospital in Illinois was infested with cockroaches. The whistleblower said roaches were seen on counters when meals were served.

January 24, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service (RAID) Act, to ensure veterans are served safe meals at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.
January 12, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, has been appointed chairman of a veterans affairs subcommittee, the congressman’s office said.

Bost has been picked to lead House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. The committee oversees management of national cemeteries, reforming the claim appeals process, and reviewing the quality and training methods of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve America’s heroes and can’t wait to get to work in my new role,” Bost said.

January 12, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced today that he has been appointed chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. The responsibilities Bost will oversee as chairman include management of our national cemeteries, reforming the claim appeals process, and reviewing the quality and training methods of the Veterans Benefits Administration.
June 22, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Mike Bost, a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced today that he is accepting applications through the Wounded Warrior Program for a Veterans Outreach Coordinator in his Belleville District Office.  Applicants must have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating and fewer than 20 years of service. 

May 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost’s VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act (H.R. 3956) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously.  The bipartisan bill addresses the growing problem of VA medical centers (VAMC) operating without permanent directors, an instability that makes it more difficult to implement long-term reforms in patient care.